Mike lost his shih tzu named Bandit five years ago. Bandit escaped through a hole in his fence and was then grabbed by an unknown man in a car. Mike couldn't believe it when he got the call. Bandit had been found.Bandit had been picked up in November as a stray and had been staying at the New Castle Animal Shelter. The dog was scheduled to be put down when the shelter gave him to Re-Tails so they could take one final shot at finding his owner.

Re-Tails scanned the dog for a chip, even though that’s something the shelter had already done as part of their procedure. For whatever reason the scan worked this time, and Mike’s information came up. Watch the reunion below.